We all know that Disney creates innovative entertainment. But sometimes we forget that the finished product that makes us say “wow” requires a lot of research and investment. It is one reason why Disney World tickets cost so much money.
Here is my layman’s explanation: To me, it looks like a tube with a spine running in the center of the tube, held up by arms. Ride vehicles can spin around the spine, and the ride includes images projected on the walls of the tube.
This really is a creative and novel ride system – there is nothing like it. It would allow the ride vehicles to circle the spine. When combined with projected images around the tube, I think it could make for a fun experience.
When Will We See It?
There is no public answer to this question right now. It is possible that there are no current plans at all to use this system.
But it is interesting that the ride vehicles in the patent application look like airplanes. Could this mean that Disney is considering a new ride to support the new Pixar Airplanes movie? That seems unlikely right now, since Disney normally waits until a movie has proven itself successful before they invest in developing and building a theme park ride.